Three girls, two photos. Naima is called first. Hooray! She looks pleased. Tyra tells her that she started off as the girl who had everything to hide, but has opened up her heart and her spirit, so now is a finalist. Is Rodney Yee a writer for this show now? Keenyah and Kahlen step forward. She makes them turn and face each other and take a good look. Each girl has what the other lacks. Keenyah has sparkle, spunk, and high self-esteem, and demands attention when she walks into a room. Kahlen can pose her ass off in a photo and has a presence on the runway that is similar to the top models of today. And also, she is skinny. This part is unspoken, but we can read between the lines. And then...commercials. Bastards!
And again, Naima is the Cover Girl of the Week. I wonder how many times Tyra gets to vote in that thing.
When we return, more dramatic music. Keenyah says that she has confidence that she did well in the commercial and feels good about herself. Kahlen says that she's nervous and doesn't want to go home, but thinks that she will. Kahlen gets a photo, and Keenyah is sent packing. Tears on both sides. Keenyah cries that she's honestly shocked, because she thought that she had more potential and was stronger than Kahlen. She says that she thinks highly of herself. Oh really? I hadn't noticed. She truly thought that she was going to be in the final two. Always gracious, she is. We see her photos and some of them -- especially the ones from the first half of the season -- are really great. She says that she's going to take all of the judges' advice as if she's still going to be the winner at the end of the day: "Nothing's gonna hold me back...unless I get fatter." And damn Keenyah for having a sense of humor about herself and making us like her again!
With Keenyah gone, Naima and Kahlen are free to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. They go to the top of Table Mountain. And now the obligatory "we're not friends, we're competitors" montage. Kahlen says she feels like she is in heaven, and never thought when she started that she'd end up in the final two. Naima interviews that she and Kahlen have been very supportive of each other, but that now they are competitors and she must try to outshine Kahlen. Kahlen says that it's great to have Naima in the final two with her because Naima pushes her to do better, but that they're in a competition and she is out to beat Naima. Healthy attitudes and emotional maturity all around! What has become of this show? Naima voices over, "I've visited a piece of heaven and I'm ready to go back to the earth." And then, clearly spliced in from another interview: "I'm ready for the runway."